A box truck driver was arrested on Sunday after mimicking the circumstances surrounding the bombing in Nashville on Christmas Day.
33-year-old box truck driver James Turgeon has been arrested on two felony counts of filing a false report and one count of tampering with evidence on Sunday, December 27th in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to WMBF News, members of a church and customers at a nearby market contacted police when they noticed a white box truck broadcasting audio “similar to what was heard” just before an RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.
***ROAD CLOSURE***— Wilson Co Sheriff (@wilsonsheriff) December 27, 2020
Highway 231 South from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to Richmond Shop road is currently shut down due to a suspicious vehicle. Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route. We will post updates as more information comes in.
A statement released by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in regards to the suspicious vehicle that was pulled over on Highway 231 South. The scene is still active. pic.twitter.com/0AUppvaJJJ— Wilson Co Sheriff (@wilsonsheriff) December 27, 2020
When police arrived, the truck driver left the area, but was soon pulled over and taken into custody. Officials then sent in a robot to investigate the box truck for explosives, but none were found. However, officers did discover that the speakers used to broadcast the audio had been intentionally tempered with by Turgeon.
No device found in box truck Federal and state authorities did not detect a device after checking a suspicious box…Posted by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 27, 2020
Turgeon is now being held on $500,000 bond as authorities continue to investigate.
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